On 7 Mar 2014, at 10:38, David Chisnall <thera...@freebsd.org> wrote:

> On 7 Mar 2014, at 16:41, Rui Paulo <rpa...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>> On 6 Mar 2014, at 23:30, David Xu <davi...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>>> it seems filename ended with a dot is illegal on Windows, if someone
>>> wants to check out freebsd source code on Windows, it will be a problem.
>> Is this something we want to support?
> Yes, definitely.  Building FreeBSD on other platforms is one of the requests 
> we get very often from embedded systems vendors.  Cheap virtualisation has 
> made it less urgent (they can just stick a FreeBSD VirtualBox VM on their 
> workstations), but it's definitely something we'd like eventually.  To my 
> knowledge, no one is working on it, but we should aim to make life easy for 
> whoever does...

I guess I should clarify: I wasn’t talking about cross building in general, but 
specifically on Windows.  It’s far easier to setup a case-sensitive file system 
on OS X and cross build FreeBSD from there than it is on Windows.  I’m not even 
sure NetBSD builds on Windows with Cygwin anymore.

Warner was working on building FreeBSD from OS X, IIRC.

Rui Paulo

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